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Ace Saatchi & Saatchi team proclaimed Adobo Football Cup 2011 champions

PHILIPPINES, MARCH 28, 2011 – Ace Saatchi & Saatchi triumphed in the 2011 Adobo Inter-agency Football Cup held on March 26 at the University of Makati football field. In the closest play-offs in Adobo Cup history, none of the four semi-finalist teams were able to score, even through the full six-minute overtime. The decisions for the finals were made through five-a-side penalty kicks. Saatchi prevailed over Balls TV with only a single goal. JWT trumped DM9/DDB. The finals match saw Ace Saatchi & Saatchi’s Deo Calumba scoring the only goal, securing victory for the agency, which will keep the Cup until next year’s tournament.

JWT Manila, also winners of Best in Team Spirit, came in first runner-up and brought home the Silver trophy. The Balls TV team, which included TV personalities Atom Araullo, Jake Cuenca and TJ Manotoc walked away with the Bronze trophy. 


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Semi-finalist team captains with Bixie Reyes

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Adobo Cup MVP Ebong Joson discusses strategy in the JWT huddle

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Ace Saatchi & Saatchi (and then some)

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Always the bridesmaid–the valiant DM9/DDB team


Deo Marco "Cultured" Calumba of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi was named Best Midfielder; teammate Lawrence "Thonks" Kwek, who braved an injury and defied the university nurse’s warning, was Best Goalkeeper. Balls TV’s Paolo Buendia was Best Defender and Adobo Cup regular Ebong Joson of JWT was Most Valuable Player. With four goals in the entire tournament, Winston Tan of DM9/DDB was awarded with the Golden Boot. Individual awardees received a trophy, a one-month membership from Fitness First and a t pack from Alaska.
The Adobo Cup 2011 is co-presented by Alaska in cooperation with Fitness First. The event is also sponsored by  Ensogo, McDonald’s, Gatorade, Nike and Yehey. Special thanks to media partners Balls TV,, Garage Magazine and Manila Bulletin. 

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